Art for the Paws 2018 Reception

Art for the Paws is a community outreach project and fundraiser to help raise awareness for the arts while benefiting Helping Paws Animal Shelter. This fundraising event is two-fold. Starting in January we are looking for people of all ages and abilities who would like to create some art on our 6” x 6” canvases and donate it for our auction. Canvases are available for a $5 donation and are due back by the end of February.


Art for the Paws Online Auction

It's time for art and animal lovers to start bidding on this year's Art for the Paws mini-masterpieces! Art for the Paws is a fundraiser and community outreach project to raise awareness for the arts while benefiting Helping Paws Animal Shelter. Individuals of all ages and artistic abilities created works of art again this year using any medium they desired, ranging from oils and watercolor to photography, mixed media, ceramics, and more. The art encompasses a variety of subjects including animals, florals, landscapes, abstract visions and local landmarks. The online [...]


Autumn Drive 2017

Free to the public. AUTUMN DRIVE IS A FALL TRADITION IN MCHENRY COUNTY WITH TREASURES AT EVERY TURN. What is Autumn Drive? It’s steam rising from an old-fashioned kettle corn popper. It’s a rainbow of potted mums on the roadside. It’s tables dotted with vintage wares and handmade goods. It’s tents brimming with the colors and flavors of fall. It’s artist studios and family farms opening their doors. And it’s you! Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, set your GPS to 16105 Garden Valley [...]


Art for the Paws Call to Artists

Artists of all abilities, ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate in our 3rd annual Art for the Paws fundraiser by creating works of art in a variety of mediums on 6" x 6" canvases. Starting January 2, 2017, canvases may be picked up at Helping Paws Animal Shelter or any of the following locations during regular business hours for a donation of $5 each. Fabric, Fiber & Finds, 37 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake Material Things Artisan Market, 103 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock The [...]